Israeli strike kills Hamas military chief

2012-11-14 16:37

Gaza City - Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip say an Israeli airstrike has killed the commander of its military wing.

Ahmed Jabari becomes the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago.

Jabari has long topped Israel's most-wanted list.

Witnesses say Jabari was travelling in his vehicle in Gaza City when his car exploded.

Israeli officials had said in recent days that they were considering assassinating top Hamas officials following a wave of heavy rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-14 16:52

    Pop, another one bites the dust. When will these guys learn.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-14 16:59

      "An ideal for which I am prepared to die for" Any resonance?

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-14 17:24

      No resonance at all fidel. One must analyse dispassionately what 'ideals' Hamas is prepared to die for. Chief among these 'ideals' is the killing of Jews and the eradication of the sovereign state of Israel.

      ricardo.boscaglia - 2012-11-14 17:31

      They won't. It's a religious duty to kill jews,read their "holy" book,it is available in english

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:32

      Yes Fidel - the resonance is that the Israeli people are prepared to fight and die for their existence and have the right to defend their children and women from the murder carried out by the palestinian army.

      boaz.yarmarkov - 2012-11-14 18:00

      The warning came through loud and clear - stop the rockets from gaza or the assassinations of terror group leaders will begin... This is not news... This is the sequence of events

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-11-14 18:35

      @larryupiglet...For every one that bites the dust, ten others get committed to the course. They will ONLY learn once those crooks give their property back.

      KennySven - 2012-11-18 19:30

      Another piece of vomit off the planet

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-14 16:53

    "A noble human life does not end on earth with death. It continues in the minds and the deeds of friends, as well as in the thoughts and the activity of the nation"

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-14 17:13

      How about the cowards who drop one tonne bomb from 10000 feet into densely populated civilian areas. The only difference between state terrorism and terrorist groups is that the state has an airforce to deliver its bombs!

      gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-14 17:17

      The terrorists are the US, UK, Israel and the Al Quedas they support in the middle east.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-14 17:28

      Oh please, Fidel. Romantisising death is so passe. These two nations are at war, and guess what - its nothing new, the news will be old in a week, and the capacity to remember 'martys' is limited by the numbers of more who will soon be joining them in paradise.

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:31

      Fidel why do you lie? The only people dropping bombs on densely populated civilian areas are the palestinians. This was a targeted killing of the leader of the army responsible for the murder of Israeli children and women.

      David - 2012-11-14 17:38

      Um Fidel, you seem to be describing the Syrian Air force who drops 1 tonne bombs on their own civilians. Not Israel!

      Bruce - 2012-11-14 17:40

      This is act of terror might just inspire the next generation of Palestinian freedom fighters to take up arms and fuel the already intense hatred Palestinians have towards the aggressor and invading enemy that is Israel.

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:49

      So Bruce it's fine for the palestinians to murder Israeli children and women - that does't inspire any feelings in Israelis? They can't defend their civilians? But when they kill the leader of the palestinian army responsible for these murderous, terrorist attacks, it's not ok? Why is Israel an aggressor when it is defending itself against these attacks? Please explain your hypocricy.

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 19:02

      Bruce there have been hundreds and hundreds of Israeli women and children murdered by the palestinians. Don't lie.

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 19:04

      Bruce. Wake up. Do you think Israel must sit idly by and let the palestinians launch thousands of rocket attacks on its civilians? What the hell is wrong with your head, you thug.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-11-15 09:18

      Fidel, ""The only difference between state terrorism and terrorist groups is that the state has an airforce to deliver its bombs! "" Yea, tell that to your HERO in Damascus !!!!

  • mario.jordaan - 2012-11-14 16:58

    This should happen more often. \As jy ni wil hoor ni, moet jy voel\

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-14 17:31

      The situation in this country was very different. all were SA citizens and this was resolved. Gaza citizens are not Isreali's and textbook warfare prevails, and not low level civil conflict as it was in SA. You fail every time.

      ricardo.boscaglia - 2012-11-14 17:33

      Fidel using the "K" word is okay now news24 ? When will you kick her off this site ?

  • matusowsky - 2012-11-14 17:12

    Good riddance. Another terrorist gone from this world.

  • sbuzondi - 2012-11-14 17:13

    This nonsense by Israel must stop. Israel should not be allowed to get away with targeted killing of any human life.

      phillip.jacobs.94 - 2012-11-14 17:19

      Don't you worry! They already made their intentions clear to assassinate them!

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:29

      Sbuzondi why is it ok for the palestinians to murder Israeli children and women but not ok for the Israelis to kill the leader of the palestinian army responsible? Why are you so racist that you think a Jewish life is worht nothing and that they are not allowed to defend themselves?

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-14 17:30

      That's what you get when you FIRE ROCKETS at innocent Israelis!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-14 17:33

      The only people who can stop Israel is Hamas - by desisting from targeting Israeli citizens with terror attacks. Hamas stops, Israel will stop.

      ricardo.boscaglia - 2012-11-14 17:35

      Israel is not killing any "human" life here Sbu

      dragonfire47 - 2012-11-14 17:51

      Tit for tat, then neither should the palestinians

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-14 17:19

    Israel and the christians think that the jews are god's chosen people. nnd as long as they believe that rubbish, they will believe that they are entitled to play god as well.

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:27

      So Gert it is fine for palestinians to kill Israeli women and children but not fine for Israel to kill the leader of the palestinian army responsible? So Jewish life is worth nothing - they cannoy defend themselves? But the palestinians can "play god"?

      stoffels.hoffies - 2012-11-14 17:29

      You live by the sword, you die by the sword. Hence, if you want to die peacefully, don't take up the sword.

      david.wolpert.39 - 2012-11-14 17:29

      As a Jew I dont support everything Israel does,but when anti semites come out of the bushes I feel great pride.You make my day!

      sbuzondi - 2012-11-14 17:30

      Agree and well said...

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-11-14 18:05

      @boom.baracus...when, where and how many Israeli women and children were killed. You talking S&%T. You making a noise about another country, but when you, your brothers and father killed innocent Blacks in this country you shut-up. You MORON, get your facts.

      boaz.yarmarkov - 2012-11-14 18:06

      Self DEFENCE is not playing God.

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-11-14 18:56

      boom.baracus...Yes, it is right to attack them. That’s also a method to bring the Zionist rubbishes down to their knees. I would like to see your reaction when someone steal your property. You would have done exactly the same if not worst. Put it on trial!! and see what will happen to you.

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 19:00

      Razz. This is not about property. This is about murderous terrorist attacks by the palestinians on Israelis and the right of Israel to defend itself. Wake up you Jew-hater. Do you think Israel must just sit idly by as thousands of rockets are launched against civilian areas, schools and hospitals? By the way, muslim Israelis have been killed by these palestinian rubbish thugs too, you ignorant pig.

      nico.brandt.948 - 2012-11-14 19:29

      Gert, you idiot, christians and Jews have two totally different religions. WTF are you talking about man. Have you actually been to the middle east and Israel, or are you just writing rubbish that you have absolutely no idea of. You are obviously a non believer and have no commitment to anything. Go write your uninformed RUBBISH somehere else!

  • anneck.cranke - 2012-11-14 17:32

    Fidel must be spitting feathers. These are her heroes being popped off one by one. May they rot in hell!

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:44


      Bruce - 2012-11-14 17:45

      That's very christian-like of hypocritical as the BS ideology that is its doctrine

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 17:53

      Anneck Fidel will not comment on this story. Don't worry. He is a coward who never faces issues head on. Has he ever answered your question? No. Nor will he. He is a liar, a coward and a Jew-hater.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-14 18:10

      Boom.baracus that's a given anyway. That's the problem when she has no basis from which to launch her anti-jew attacks.

  • David - 2012-11-14 18:01

    What is the issue? He is in paradise with his 72 virgins. Not!

  • anneck.cranke - 2012-11-14 18:06

    For those of you who can't add two plus two, it's simple really: these Palestinian militants stop firing rockets at Israel, Israel stops their airstrikes. Easy, isn't it?

      Bruce - 2012-11-14 18:58

      How about Israel gives up the palestinian territories they are occupying first? Simple enough isn't it? I mean how about israel respects the UN 1st? How about ending the detention without trial of hundreds of palestinians every year? How about israel stops killing 1000s of innocent palestinians 1st? Think about if a stronger foreign force you couldn't realistically take on militarily was to invade your country, kill and torture your people..what would you do? Roll over and die or employ guerilla tactics? I would certainly fight back which ever way I could..

      boom.baracus - 2012-11-14 19:06

      Bruce on what basis can Israel reach any settlement with people who are trying to murder their civilians and destroy their country? The founder of hamas stated this year that gaza was not occupied. You are ignorant and stupid.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-11-14 19:31

      And Bruce, how about the violent acts of brutality carried out by Arabs against the Jews which the UN has remained silent on since 1948, especially during the Jordanian occupation!

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2012-11-14 19:20

    Why is this crap still making the news? This has been going on for decades already. Now they gonna retaliate, then Israel retaliate, then Hamas, theen Isreal.....who really gives a crap anymore? Report when there is nobody left on either side...that will be news.

  • nico.brandt.948 - 2012-11-14 19:21

    Moer Hulle, soek mos nou daarvoor !

  • sharon.cambier - 2012-11-14 19:35,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&fp=bd9dbe9a02948f04&bpcl=38626820&biw=1366&bih=658

  • Eli Lewenstein - 2012-11-14 21:28

    good get rid of these terrorist bastards,who not only kill israelis but terrorise and kill their OWN people,the palestinians are a war mongering people!!Read the book 'Son of Hamas' by the Son of Hamas Mosab Hassan Yousef and he says exactly this!!

  • gcodi.mahomed - 2012-11-14 21:32

    Israel murders people because they are suspected of intending to commit acts of resistance to the occupation in the future. While Israel calls them targeted killings and claims to have knowledge of their intentions, not once has it released any conclusive evidence. All evidence against all of them must be released else the charge is murder. All of Israel's so called targeted killings are murders.

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-11-15 06:13

      According to qcodi.mahomed, Quirky, rocket attacks and killing of Jews is an expression of holy worship, not murder.

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